Sunday, September 20, 2015

Some new promo pieces!

Hi everyone! I'm here to share some exciting news! After spending a little over a year as an in house graphic designer at an independent publishing house, I will be leaving to focus on freelancing! For those who know me, it will come as no surprise that I am balancing this with a career in personal training. I've spent the last several months avidly studying to bring this lifestyle change to fruition, and I am so excited to say that it has paid off. I will be beginning as a trainer at a gym here in Chicago at the beginning of October. In the mean time I'll be creating several new promotion pieces such as these above, as well as beginning work on picture book dummies and samples for a few manuscripts I've written during this past several months! I also have a few other exciting collaborations in the works that will be leading to more opportunities in the coming months that I can't wait to share with you all! I'm so looking forward to all of the great things to come as I make this big shift to focus on what I spent so much time in school for. I'm sure there will be struggles and rough times, but as many illustrators have proved before, anything is possible with hard work and determination! So until my next update, best wishes!


Saturday, August 22, 2015


Just trying some things out with doodles and continuing my foray into modern wear for children haha. Enjoy! :)


Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Just a quick little spot illo I wanted to share. I'm finally making myself draw some kids in more modern-wear, haha.

Happy Wednesday! :)


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Hi everyone! I know it's been a while since my latest post. I apologize that I haven't had much to show. Unfortunately a lot of the projects I've done through work recently can't be shared until they hit the shelves! However, life has finally slowed down a bit outside of work, and I've been picking back up on illustrating outside of my day to day design job. I have several WIPs that I'll be able to share over the coming weeks, but for now I have a couple quick summery spot illos I did to help me get back into the swing of things :) It feels so good to be doing more than just graphic design again!

Until next time, best wishes!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Moyo Magazine interview!

Hi everyone! Just a quick post here today. I wanted to let you know that there is an interview with me in the latest issue of Moyo magazine! It is free to read online so be sure to go check it out. The magazine is filled with great information and interviews on surface design so you definitely don't want to miss out!

Best wishes!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Returning! and Learning vector

Hi everyone! Long time no see! Firstly, I must apologize for my absence and hiatus. Shortly after my last post in August I took a new job and moved to Chicago. I am currently working as a graphic designer on the picture book imprint at Sourcebooks publishing house! It has been a crazy, but exciting time moving and transitioning both to a new city as well as to life post grad school. I took some time away from illustration as I settled into my new job and explored my new surroundings. Being in Chicago now, I had to act quickly before winter set in, which it now has haha. At any rate, it's time to get back on track and back to illustration business! I have some projects I'll be working on in the coming weeks that I'm looking forward to sharing with you all. In the mean time, I thought I'd share my foray into using Illustrator for designing some patterns I created for a work project. These were primarily exercises for myself to get a better handle on the program, and I definitely plan to employ it more in the future.

Until next time, best wishes!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Water Rays

Among other current projects, I am also participating in Make it in Design's three week summer workshop created to establish a networking community for surface designers as well as deliver prompts for generating work. While the summer session may already be in progress, they offer courses throughout the year that are really valuable to anyone entering the licensing industry! If you missed the post earlier on my blog, I actually was one of three scholarship recipients to the full four courses earlier this year. The second section begins in October, so I am looking forward to that. Be sure to check out Make it in Design's website and check out the other participants in the course's work as well! For now, here is my quick response to the week one prompt: "Water Rays"